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by Twitcherboo45
Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Dirty preserved locos?
Replies: 10
Views: 1003

Re: Dirty preserved locos?

Referring back to a previous comment about owning groups letting engines get dirty. Speaking as a working volunteer of an owning group, we try and keep them clean as much as possible as working on them is much more pleasant and also shows pride in what we do. However i do understand we're you coming...
by Twitcherboo45
Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Dirty preserved locos?
Replies: 10
Views: 1003

Re: Dirty preserved locos?

If you search for photos of 7822 Foxcote Manor or the 44806 Black five at Llangollen then you'll find they've been weathered for gala/ event weekends. also the WD from the KWVR has been weathered for gala appearances, as for loco's that haven't been artificially weathered look for examples of locos ...
by Twitcherboo45
Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Fellow modellers - beware!
Replies: 14
Views: 1954

Re: Fellow modellers - beware!

I used to help a friend out with his stall and no what ticks people try and pull. I'm not arguing with you, as I'm not here to do that. I appeciate it's not always easy to keep and eye on the stall whilst buying stock. All I'm trying to do is warn people that are new to the hobby or those who are le...
by Twitcherboo45
Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Fellow modellers - beware!
Replies: 14
Views: 1954

Re: Fellow modellers - beware!

We'll as a trader, there supposed to know the trade in which there dealing with. There spending there own money when they make deals to purchase stock so places the ball in there half to check what there buying In the first place. Traders arnt stupid, they know what there doing when it comes to sell...
by Twitcherboo45
Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Fellow modellers - beware!
Replies: 14
Views: 1954

Re: Fellow modellers - beware!

Thanks for that Alex, knew I forgot to mention some other aspects of those coaches.

No I didn't unfortunately, was in a hurry to get around and rejoin the rest of the party in Bridgnorth.
by Twitcherboo45
Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Fellow modellers - beware!
Replies: 14
Views: 1954

Fellow modellers - beware!

Having just been to a collectors fair in Bridgnorth, I feel the need to warn you over the scam which some traders seem to be pulling. As many of you are aware, a recent magazine has flooded the market with cheap mk1 coaches, however some traders have used this as a way of ripping people of. Twice in...
by Twitcherboo45
Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2014 wishlists for models
Replies: 39
Views: 4877

Re: 2014 wishlists for models

All in 00

Upgrade tooling on a;
- Manor 78xx series
- 51xx Large praire

Biggest wish though
- Cambrian jones 0-6-0 tender loco.
by Twitcherboo45
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: GWR question.
Replies: 30
Views: 3012

Re: GWR question.

On a serious note, the GWR were very stuck in the ways, some would say arrogance to changing anything. For decades they had the finest coal to supply to there fleer, that being welsh so designed the loco's and performances to match the coal. Therefore the need for smoke deflectors or even stream lin...
by Twitcherboo45
Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: SVR Autumn Steam Gala 2013.
Replies: 5
Views: 1037

Re: SVR Autumn Steam Gala 2013.

Shame theres non of 7812 Kieran ;)
by Twitcherboo45
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: OO 15xx Pannier
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Re: OO 15xx Pannier

I've a model, which is of NuCast model origin. However, I'm not sure that there still in production.
by Twitcherboo45
Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Moor St. B'ham Loco Gone for Restoration..
Replies: 14
Views: 1662

Re: Moor St. B'ham Loco Gone for Restoration..

I'm guessing your in reference to the cab windows? I believe there are plans afoot to replace them, however a pattern is being sought to enable that to happen as cab side window aren't readily available on the shelf!
by Twitcherboo45
Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Moor St. B'ham Loco Gone for Restoration..
Replies: 14
Views: 1662

Re: Moor St. B'ham Loco Gone for Restoration..

Just to answer a few questions regarding 2885 as I'm involved with the said loco. There is no plans to the best of my knowledge to replace the spot with another engine. Originally the developer of moor street wanted a loco in keeping with the station and that was chosen. As for the restoration, the ...
by Twitcherboo45
Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby R2916 GWR Class 2800 ''2812''
Replies: 11
Views: 1984

Re: Hornby R2916 GWR Class 2800 ''2812''

I don't have possession of that photograph, however a friend of mine who's involved with 3850 does. Can try and get it scanned at some point though
by Twitcherboo45
Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: first view of the 3200 Earl class, Dukedog.
Replies: 27
Views: 6396

Re: first view of the 3200 Earl class, Dukedog.

Far from it, when they asked the crews what they wanted as replacement traction. They turned round and said the same again, when all they've known was that form of traction and feel comfortable with it, why bother changing?
by Twitcherboo45
Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Quinton Street Junction
Replies: 25
Views: 4066

Re: Quinton Street Junction

Just a quick update, Got bored of painting sleepers so made a start on scratch building the platforms this afternoon. Committed the cardinal sin and under estimated how much balsa wood I'd need and can only go as far as what's visible in the photo's. The fiddle yard is now 90% wired up with just the...

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